Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the acting governor of Ondo State, yesterday challenged the Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, with bringing his breadth of legislative experience and administrative talents to bear on his new position.
“This appointment is in recognition of your dedication to service and the impressive achievements you recorded while serving the good people of Akoko North East/Akoko North-West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, which earned you an overwhelming re-election victory earlier this year,” Aiyedatiwa said in a message to Tunji-Ojo.
“You are a vibrant young man of class and courage who approaches every assignment with dedication and zeal.”
“I am confident that you will bring your wealth of legislative experience and managerial skills to bear on this new assignment entrusted to you by the President.”
Tunji-Ojo resigns as a Representative.
Meanwhile, the new Minister resigned as an MP from Akoko Northeast and Northwest Federal Constituency yesterday.
“The lawmaker representing Akoko Northeast and Northwest Federal Constituency, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has resigned from the National Assembly after accepting President Bola Tinubu’s nomination to serve as a Minister in the cabinet,” said his spokesperson, Mr Babatunde Alao, in Akure.
“Tunji-Ojo’s resignation was contained in a letter addressed last Friday to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tajudeen Abbas.”
“In the letter, Tunji-Ojo confirmed that his resignation was forced by his appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in President Bola Tinubu’s administration.”
“He explained that he was chosen at a time when the country was desperate for technocrats to help contribute their quota to the nation’s advancement and economic growth.”